Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, Director in-charge of National AIDS Research Institute of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has worked on HIV since 1989, few years after first case got diagnosed in India. He has played a key role in shaping India's health policy on a range of aspects related to HIV care and management.
From 0 to almost a million people living with HIV on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) India has come a long way indeed. But there is a long way ahead to ensure every person living with HIV has access to ART and leading a normal life. Success breeds complacency and complacency may breed failure. Dr Gangakhedkar calls on NOT letting off our feet from gas pedal and instead keep striving hard to keep the promise to end AIDS by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs).
This interview is part of CNS Inspire Series. ---------------